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9 Best Drag and Drop WordPress Page Builder 2016

There are many different types of WordPress page builder on the market these days. Beginners or the ones finding changes might be confused while choosing the best page builder for their websites. You should have already known that Drag and Drop page builder is the most powerful tool for WordPress and this makes sense since the application it brings us have come beyond the traditional coding builder. Look at some of its application below.

Why should we choose Drag and Drop page builder?

Frankly speaking, drag and drop page builder makes it easy for non-coding users to build their own website. It will help them create their own websites without much efforts and skills. Back then, if you want to create a professional website, you have to equip yourself with skills of HTML, CSS, etc. However, with only a few clicks installing a plugin, you can proudly present to the world your self-made website.

You can add modules and elements as you might like, depends on which kinds of components that tools integrate with. Whatever your demands are, you can choose the number of rows and columns displayed. You can choose your layout from Grid to Accordion and more. These components can be anything like adding multiple columns, parallax backgrounds, full-width images, content slider, etc.

Is that enough for you to consider having a Drag and Drop page builder? If the answer is YES, then continue reading this article because I will show you 9 best page builders on the market ( not in any order)

MotoPress Content Editor

Firstly, let me introduce to you a charging Page Builder. MotoPress Content Editor is just like other Drag and Drop page builders, it possesses a friendly editing tool to the user. The setting area is placed on the left side of the screen while the live editing web page is on the right side. You just have to drag and drop the modules and elements to the page and edit it. After a few minutes, you can look at a professional website built by yourself.

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In case you have already had another theme and web page but still want a better experience with page builder, you can still purchase MotoPress and install it. MotoPress Content Editor is compatible with every other theme and available in 11 different languages.

Only with $29 that you can purchase this awesome page builder plugin for your WordPress page.

King Composer

Next, I want to introduce to you a fairly new page builder. King Composer is the grossing page builder in the market lately. Don’t be rush, I will tell you the reasons right away. The first reason is the Drag and Drop tool of King Composer works perfectly and extremely convenient for the users. Learn from the former page builder, King Composer also integrate with live editing along with tradition drag and drop tool on admin panel.

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A special element is eager to WOW both End User and Developer since it helps you to build any complex page at ease. The Advanced Mini Box. Thanks to it, you will be able to design static elements, drag & drop nodes, set attribute, import & export HTML code, visualize CSS properties for each node and more. KingComposer is compatible with all default WordPress widgets as well as 3rd party plugins, therefore it will work smoothly with both newly-created websites and a few plugins built in, as well as huge websites with dozens of plugins added.

The most special thing about King Composer is that there is no limit to the number of rows and containers on a web page. Moreover, without AJAX in the backend and less in the frontend, loading problem is nowhere to be seen with King Composer. All copy-paste actions are executed immediately – even copy and paste between different browser tabs.

King Composer is also compatible with all default WordPress widgets as well as 3rd party plugins, so it will work smoothly with both newly-created websites and a few plugins built in, as well as huge websites with dozens of plugins added.

One more striking feature that gives plus point for King Composer is the Price. It is FREE with regular support. This is the reason why King Composer is welcomed generously like that. However, there are premium version that you can purchase (price’s below) with multiple benefits such as frontend builder, unlimited domains, premium support, etc.

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Page Builder by Site Origin

The following tool is also free. It is Page builder by Site Origin. You read it right, the name of this page builder IS Page Builder. Many people highly evaluate this builder since it’s simple to use and has high application. You can download it and experience this page builder here.

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Similar to the above page builders, the one by Site Origin has been developed as drag and drop. With only drag and drop manipulation, choosing the exact widget as well as the elements, you will have a website for yourselves.

Moreover, with Site Origin’s Page Builder, you can build yourselves themes or use the at hand themes of Site Origin, for free. The former content will not be taken away even if you switch from the old builder to Page Builder. Integrating ‘History’ button will bring the users the capability to undo setting changes.

One minus point for Page Builder is that live editing section is not quite intuitive. The user still has to imagine their website while editing but seeing it instantly like it supposes to be.

Visual Composer

Visual Composer is a big name in this field. A lot of themes on ThemeForest included this page builder within them in the download package. This is an effective strategy since there are more and more people getting used to it.

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One of the reasons why Visual Composer makes people falling in love with it is because it contains more than 45 elements and 150 third party add-ons to choose from. Not to mention other design functions.

Velocity Page

VelocityPage helps you create a wide variety of pages such as landing pages, ‘About me’ pages, content pages, and more. Demo pages are included with the plugin to help you develop pages quicker and more professional.

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VelocityPage lets you modify pages in the frontend of your website. It has an intuitive system that makes it easy to style content and place content into columns. From a module point of view, it only offers essential modules such as media, header tags, and custom HTML. It does, however, offer support for the email marketing services MailChimp and Aweber.

The plugin costs $97 if you want support for one website, $167 for support with three websites, and $247 for support on an unlimited number of websites. The single license option is restricted to basic page templates, however, the multi-site licenses offer advanced page templates. All licenses come with 12 months of support and updates.

Themify Builder

This is another great builder. Themeify builder, as it is called, has been used to make a lot of themes and the developers are selling them on their page.  People can take a quick look at what Themify builder can offer there.

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After drag and drop modules into the edit area, an editing box will appear and you can change the set up freely. Moreover, the live editing was developed really well since you can see your edition in real time without pressing Preview.

Adding new modules or columns will be executed with only a few clicks and the position arrangement can be easily done since the page will automatically line up. Apart from that, Themify Builder comes with ready-to-use layouts that you can quickly apply to your page.

About pricing, Themify Builder is not considered expensive if you purchase it with a theme from Themify. Moreover, if you are using another theme but still want to use Themify builder then you can purchase it at $39, what a price for an ultimate builder like so.

The Divi builder

Divi Builder contains over forty-six content modules. This includes pricing tables, post sliders, and email opt-in forms. The user-interface is displayed in your post editor and is really simple to understand. You can easily drag rows and columns into your page and you will find lots of useful options such as copy, paste, undo, and redo. You also have full control over margins and padding.

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One of the best features of Divi Builder is the Divi library. It offers many pre-made layouts and it allows you to save layouts, sections, rows, and modules. These can then be used across your website.

Divi Builder is included in the Elegant Themes developer and lifetime access memberships. The developer license retails at $89 per year while the lifetime membership costs a one-off fee of $249. Both licenses grant you access to all eighty-seven WordPress themes and six WordPress plugins.

 Page Builder Sandwich

Sandwich is a highly intuitive frontend builder.  With other page builders, you have to take your time edit another pop-up and then save it to see the result. But with Sandwich Page Builder, you just have to select the editing area and type on it directly.

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The tools of Page Builder Sandwich are fairly easy to use. You just have to know the function of Word program tool that you can master Sandwich in no time.

In addition, Page Builder Sandwich works with your existing content. It integrates with how WordPress deals with content, so it should work well with your existing pages. Your content should be editable right away in the frontend.

Live Composer

After a long list of charging page builder, this is another FREE page builder. Live Composer is completely free that it doesn’t even have the premium version. You will have total use of the application of Sandwich without limitation.

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Unlike other page builders, Live Composer doesn’t leave behind horrible amount of shortcodes when the plugin deactivated. It’s not a commitment to a single plugin. It’s easy to start using any other page builder without a need to remove all the custom shortcodes before implementing a new solution.

Beaver Builder

If you have ever looked for a page builder, you might have heard of Beaver Builder somewhere. This is truly a strong page builder on this list. On the homepage of this plugin, there is an introduction of its abilities and customers’ reviews. Right there, you could see the demo page which displays themes using Beaver Builder.

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Beaver Builder can handle the demands of the users extremely fast and above all, you can edit the page live in real time without switching back and forth from the preview and custom page. This means you can see the fruit instantly and edit it right away if you aren’t pleased. Positioning text and media has been a nightmare for many web builders, but now you can totally take control of editing it.

One more thing is that Beaver Builder can be compatible with other themes so you don’t have to worry about two page builders fighting with each other or it is not worth purchasing another page builder.

The pricing of Beaver Builder shown below has 3 levels. Investing a big amount of money on page builder might be high for beginners. But if you consider really careful about the application that Beaver Builder could bring, it is totally worth purchasing. In the long run, the application of Beaver Builder will outweigh the price.

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Conclusion

All in all, each Drag and Drop page builder mentioned above has its own outstanding features. And they all have amazing responsive support teams behind them.

If you don’t mind investing a little money on buying these page builder plugins and having a guarantee support then King Composer and Beaver Builder should be the best option for you. They both have a wide range of option and application that worth the money.

In terms of price, you would like to consider Page Builder by Site Origin and Live Composer. Although they are free, the developer has put much effort and continued to support and update them.

As seen from the picture above, there are various design settings which suit different personal taste. The thing is, you have to feel comfortable when using that page builder plugin whether you are a left-handed or right-handed. We hope that this article can help you find yourselves the best plugin.

  • Patricia_Gambit

    Hi Thu Nguyen!

    Thank you so much for including Page Builder Sandwich to your list! Yes, pretty much you could use PBS like Word. Hahaha! No, really! PBS was designed for people interested/passionate about something and wanted to share their creations and help others via their website. We want to be the bridge that connects theme developers and non-techie peeps to WordPress.

    Again, thank you and all the best to KingComposer!

  • I haven’t used a drag an drop theme yet, but I have a couple of drag and drop plugins, Motopress and Impact. I have a kind of double opinion here, I think it’s easy and fun, but at the same time, I think it’s a lot of bloat. You can achive the same with shortcodes, or some plain css classes, of course without the D and D.

  • Md Shaddam Hossain

    I think Kingcomposer is a best page builder and number 1 composer